Learn the tricks of paying compliments.

Instructions

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Watch the video

Watch the video and find out if your predictions from the Preparation task are correct?

If you need help you can click on Read transcript below and read along while you watch the video.

Task

Put the topics of the conversation in the order you hear them.

Exercise

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Discussion

Comments

Hello everyone,
Can I ask why the man said: "I just wanted to say well done on clinching the deal" instead of "I want to say..." ?
Thanks.

Hello Quynh Nhu,

You can use either of these forms. I think the past form is slightly more polite, but they are really quite interchangeable and have the same meaning.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thankyou. Now I understand.

Well, when I receive a compliment I get embarrassed. So It is very difficult to me to receive a compliment.
And about the other question this activity it was very nice.

Bye.

why do you feel embarrassed when you received a compliment? i though when someone do that, it means they care about you.

Be nice with your boss.

that is great sit but i need someone speak to me to improve my out sound if this available here

Hello Ahmedblex,

I'm afraid we don't have any chat facility on LearnEnglish but we do have some tips and suggestions for improving your speaking skills - see our Help page for these.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Why can't i play the video?

Hello zon hedri,

I'd suggest you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash player on your device. If you have a mobile device, you can also view many of our videos using our apps – see our Apps page for more information on this.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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